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President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden on April 18, 2023. His solar declaration of emergency, signed ... [+]
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The Uyghur Human Rights Project put out a statement on Tuesday calling for the end of President Biden’s Emergency Declaration on solar imports from Asia, made in June 2022.
Their comment came on the eve of a House Ways & Means Committee hearing of a bill (H.J. Res. 39) that seeks the removal of that emergency issue by the President, made last year. It passed. They agreed this morning with the Biden solar emergency’s got to go.
The Uyghur group had their own reasons for going after the declaration, a more emotional plea to Capitol Hill.
“The Chinese polysilicon and solar-component industries are highly dependent on mining and manufacturing in the Uyghur homeland, using central government subsidies and incentives, and under the auspices of the government of Xinjiang,” wrote Louisa Greve, Director of Global Advocacy for the Uyghur Human Rights Project.
The Uyghurs are a Muslim group living in the far eastern Chinese province of Xinjiang. The United Nations declared in their definitive report on the Uyghur plight last August that China was committing wanton human rights abuses there.